Hoopoe is a Smuggler
...is a collaboration with the poet Ewa Chrusciel, the cover of whose book - Contraband of Hoopoe (Omindawn, 2014) - I designed. We decided to celebrate the book's publication by producing a tiny booklet together, which we presented at a joint reading/meditation at Left Bank Books in Hanover, NH.
this feels different from the other booklets I've designed and illustrated to fit inside the Compact Shrine: there's definitely a contemplative quality to Ewa's words, and at the same time, there's the pleasure of narrative, the bones of a beautiful story.
Here it is: